Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Local Filmmakers Showcase & Networking

Local Filmmakers Showcase & Networking

Saturday 22nd September, 5.45pm - Late
@Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038


I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend
Dir. Nino Mancuso
USA| 15 mins
Synopsis: After Sean and his girlfriend watch a Jake Gyllenhaal movie, Sean suspects his girlfriend has a crush on the movie star; but as Sean’s suspicion grows, his fear seems to manifest their fateful encounter


Dir. Connor Bland
USA | 7 mins
Synopsis: Charles falls into a germaphobic hysteria as he struggles to live under the unsanitary habits of his roommate..


Dir. Mahaliyah Ayla O
USA | 22 mins
Synopsis: A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.


Tennis Club - "Sweet"
Dir. Jon Michael Villagomez
USA | 4 mins
Synopsis: Boy lost Girl.


A Date in 2025
Dir. Ryan Turner
USA | 14 mins
Synopsis: In the year 2025, a young man's superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness.


Claire Means Well
Dir. Aaron Gervich
USA | 22 mins
Synopsis: Claire means to stop partying so hard. Claire means to throw her friend the best bachelorette party ever. Claire means to deal with what happened.

INTERVAL - 30 mins


Dir. Matthew Castellanos
USA | 20 mins
Synopsis: A group of outcast teens must flee their hometown of South Central, Los Angeles in order to keep their blue alien friend safe from a hunt against his kind.


Where I was born
Dir. Jungmin Cha
USA | 5 mins
Synopsis: Through short, humorous vignettes, one presents a critique of the diverse social issues permeating throughout South Korean culture


Remote Capture
Dir. Diante Singley
USA | 9 mins
Synopsis: A variety of men must come to terms with their identity when a mysterious journalist shows up and asks them questions about their pasts.


Dir. Yingzong Xin
USA | 8 mins
Synopsis: In a black and white world, a painter goes down with a strange "colorful" illness...


Salt Water
Dir. Soraya Simi
USA | 3 mins
Synopsis: A woman explores her powerful relationship with the ocean in this visceral visual poem.


Dir. Mark Lammerding
USA | 20 mins
Synopsis: Two girls discover memory is as subjective and ever-changing as love and friendship.


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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